Nekopara Vol. 2 is a kinetic novel where all you do is just read through and there will be no choices to be made at all. Developed by NEKO WORKs and published by Sekai Project. I will be leaving relevant links below to its steam store page and DLsite and Denpasoft to purchase just in case some people are wondering how to buy these.
The story 6.5/10
As for Nekopara vol.2 the 2 cat girls getting featured are Coconut and Azuki It is very lighthearted, well what I would say you will feel relaxed reading Nekopara for sure because that is what I felt, its fluffy cute. I honestly was a little surprised in the direction of the story went. What I was expecting was the story to be something similar to Nekopara vol. 1 where almost everything seems perfect and jut a few obstacles here and there but vol. 2 is different there are topics of family being touched on and there are a few moments where it gave me a heart attack. Coconut is cute!!
Business is booming for La Soleil, the patissiere run by Kashou Minaduki with his two cat girls, Chocola and Vanilla, his sister Shigure, and the Minaduki family’s four cat girl sisters.
Among them are the sarcastic oldest sister who hides behind a facade of toughness, Azuki, and the clumsy youngest sister who always tries her best even if she ends up doing more harm than good, Coconut. No one got along better than these two cat girls when they were younger, but lately, they’ve been fighting all the time.
Despite their sisterly love, a small misunderstanding ends up driving a wedge between them. As the story of these cat girls sisters unfolds, they’ll grow to understand each other and strengthen their familial bonds in this heartfelt cat girl comedy, which is only a little lewd. Now open for business!
Audio and Visual elements 9/10
Visual elements – CGs are detailed to go well with backgrounds and with the use of E-motes of sprites it makes them look very alive like as if real it is not like most of your static looking visual novels out there, breaking free from the static nature of many visual novels out there, and adding depth and motion to a scene to create a more dynamic emotional response from characters. There will be a video below showing how E-mote system works for people who are new to this.
Audio elements – There is nothing really notable here for the soundtrack section but I loved the Ending song for it named [100nyan power de yumegokoti] what a cute song name. Onto the voice acting, personally I love 成瀬 未亜 voice [The voice of Azuki] well this is more of a personal preference here her voice really suits Azuki and it is just so adorable as it fits perfectly with the character design of Azuki being the eldest sister in the family. Voice acting is perfect, I love it when they cried, I am not a sadist or anything like this, but just loved the voices especially for the crying scenes because it manage to create an impact to the reader.
NEKOPARA Vol. 2 features:
- Head petting of characters that were implemented in Nekopara vol. 0
- Fully voiced!
- Animated character movement and poses using the E-mote System!
- Game text and UI can be seamlessly switched between English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese language support! It could be useful for people who want to learn different languages too!
- Exclusive to the Steam version: 20 unlockable Achievements and 8 Trading Cards
To Sum Up 7/10
Will I recommend this visual novel? Definitely yes, I really do not see a reason for missing this visual novel, it is lighthearted, cute and a great experience to read through it. Well if you plan to play the adult version for research of course you can get to learn more about the cat girls.. For research. If you do love cute cat girls doing cute things and adorable yet memorable characters do not give any of the Nekopara games a miss. So this question has been flying around who is your favorite cat girl? Well mine is Cinnamon for sure as she is a mirror of my personality where we both like to tell dirty jokes. Hahaha! I will be anticipating for Vol.3 since Vol.3 should be Maple and Cinnamon getting featured. ^_^
Below are the relevant links to purchase sites that I personally use. Lastly I would like to thank SekaiProject for providing me a review copy of Nekopara vol.2.